Just to clarify...
"Wifi is SO simple to us, automatically managing my connections, *and EDGE is practically as fast as 3G* (although not HSDPA)."
Edge max speed - realistically about 175kbit/sec effective, once you take reception and error correction etc into account
The bare minimum 3G speed is 144kbps - most services are about 384kbps, or about 300 effective.
Neither are perfect, but 3G is notably quicker than EDGE in my experience, especially for media intensive sites that the iPhone is capable of showing well. To claim that EDGE is practically as fast as 3G is like saying that a Metro GTi is nearly as fast as an Astra GTe - OK, neither are rocketships, but there is still a world of difference between them in real world terms. IME anyway.
Lets face it - once mobiles start regularly coming equipped with HSDPA modems built in [hello multiple megabit connections] then the 1st generation iPhone is going to seem stone age. Especially to those locked into 18 month contracts.
Assuming that iPhone II will be on the cards soon, if they could sort out a proper contract [maybe they'll do an upgrade path for existing users and something sensible for the rest of us] then I'd be really rather seriously interested - it does seem to be the best 'solution' to the whole WebOnTheMove thingy so far, and certainly the bits I have played with on it are infinitely nicer to use than anything Windows Mobile has offered, including Opera Mobile Beta thingy that apes the iPhones browser - although it's hindered by running on WinMobile if you ask me. Nasty, nasty interface - about as ergonomic and pleasant to use as a bed of nails after spending three days on a sunbed.
The thing is that the iPhone just isn't £900 better. Even with HSPDAwhatchamacallit, if they keep the current contractual shenanigans, it'll never really become a staple like Nokias 6230-esque/SEs K-W750-esque/Samsung D600-900esque class phones, of which almost everyone seems to have an example of, with the exception of those who use blackberries and XDAs for business.
Me? SE K310i. Yes, I'm a fucking luddite :-)